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Rhubarb - Live Plant

Rhubarb - Live Plant

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Get this delicious and easy-to-grow addition to your garden. With its lush green leaves and vibrant red stalks, it's bound to add a pop of color and beauty to your garden. It is available in a 3.5” pot. Each plant is thriving and ready for you to enjoy its stalk to make sauces, pies, and crisps, or add them to stews and stir-fries to enhance the flavor.

Our live plant comes ready to plant in your garden, and with proper care, will reach a good height of 2-3 feet and produce a bountiful harvest for years to come. Pick up now and experience the many benefits of growing your own rhubarb plant!

About Rhubarb

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a perennial that comes from the Polygonaceae family. It is primarily grown for its stalks, which are commonly used in a variety of dishes. It is a versatile plant that compliments both sweet and savory dishes.

Apart from its culinary uses, rhubarb is also famous for its unique medicinal perks. It serves as a natural laxative and enhances bile production to promote the emulsification of fats. It lowers cholesterol levels, promotes good heart health, supports the treatment of inflammatory conditions (such as arthritis), inhibits the growth and spread of cancer, and serves as a good source of several potent minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.


How to Use Rhubarb

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried rhubarb stalks are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried rhubarb stalks are soaked for around 5-10 minutes to make tea.
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried rhubarb stalks or root powder can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form rhubarb vinegar infusion.

Rhubarb - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rhubarb an annual or perennial plant?

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a perennial, which means it will live for more than two years. During winters, it undergoes a  period of dormancy to produce well in the following growing season. 


How much space should be needed to grow a Rhubarb?

A mature rhubarb plant can grow to be quite large, with a spread of up to 3 feet (1 meter) or more, so it is recommended to space plants about 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 meters) apart in all directions. This will allow the plant to spread out and develop a healthy root system.


What zone does Rhubarb grow in?

Rhubarb is a hardy plant that grows in USDA growing zones 3-8. While rhubarb can withstand freezing temperatures, it is vulnerable to drought and extremely hot weather. It could be required to give shade or more water in hot, dry areas in order to maintain the health and productivity of the plants.

Rhubarb plants also undergo a period of winter dormancy in these colder climates, which is necessary for growing a strong yield in the spring. It may have trouble going dormant and produce less in hotter areas.


When should I harvest Rhubarb?

Harvest rhubarb stalks when they are 10-12 inches long with a 2.5 cm diameter. The best time for harvesting starts from late spring and continues till early summer when the stalks are exceptionally crisp and tender at the same time.


Does Rhubarb flower or fruit?

A mature rhubarb plant produces clusters of small greenish-white flowers in early summers that further develop into edible fruits. However, to keep its energy invested in producing high-quality stalks, the plant is never allowed to bloom and make fruits.


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